The Northern Illinois University community celebrated the investiture of President Lisa Freeman on Friday.
As university dignitaries mingled in their traditional caps and gowns with a backdrop of live music from the Avalon String Quartet, it was clear this was a special occasion. Lisa Freeman was appointed president of NIU in September 2018. The investiture offered the opportunity to formally acknowledge her role as the university’s first female president. In her inaugural address, Freeman outlined the strengths she sees in her university.
“In pursuing our vision and fulfilling our mission, we will value and practice curiosity and creativity, equity and inclusion, ethics and integrity, service and stewardship,” Freeman said.
Freeman has been at NIU for 10 years and is the school’s 13th president.